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Tyson Fury shoves Deontay Wilder and warns he will ‘pop him like a balloon’ as rivals face off before Las Vegas rematch

TYSON FURY shoved Deontay Wilder at last night’s Las Vegas press conference and yelled: “I am going to pop you like a balloon.”

The 6ft 9in Brit went nose to nose with the WBC king and danced right in his face.

Wilder was the first to nudge the Englishman but Fury reacted with a meatier push and a barrage of insults.

Fury yelled: “I will put everything on it — you are going down.

“I got straight up twice after you hit me with your best shots. You are terrified, your little knees are knocking. When I shoved you across the ring, you flew like a featherweight.

“Keep that belt warm for me, get it polished for me.

“I am going to punch your face right in and laugh at you. You had to rob me in the first fight when I was training like a dosser.

“I am going to pop you like a balloon.”

I am pleased Kenny Bayless will be the man standing over Tyson and counting him out.

Deontay Wilder

Wilder had already been celebrating the all-American judges he believes will back him if called upon in his Las Vegas rematch.

The champ and British challenger have agreed on the four officials and every one is a Wilder compatriot.

Kenny Bayless, who marshalled Wilder’s win over Luis Ortiz in September, will referee the bout — with US officials Glenn Feldman, Dave Moretti, Steve Weisfeld deciding things if it goes the distance.

Wilder said: “Kenny is a great ref, he has done a lot of championship fights and he is well experienced.

"I am pleased he will be the man standing over Tyson and counting him out.”

Fury insists he has had a brilliant eight-week camp — but ex-champ David Haye and rival promoter Eddie Hearn claim there have been problems.

Fury has piled on an extra stone in weight, and does look heavy in photos, but he insists the extra bulk is all part of his gameplan to score a shock KO.

Wilder said: “I think he has a lot of concerns that we don’t know about and they are not talking about.

“That is up to them, a lot of secrets go on in boxing. I am just looking forward to the fight.”

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